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AmCham Shanghai’s 1st Annual SME Conference – “Small Business is Big Business: Seizing Untapped Opportunities in China for U.S. SMEs”

SSOE Group a Platinum Sponsor of AmCham Shanghai's 2010 Manufacturers' Business Council (MBC) Conference March 18Thursday, September 4th, 2014
The Westin Bund Center
Shanghai, China

AmCham Shanghai’s 1st Annual Small & Medium Enterprise (SME) Conference “Small Business is Big Business: Seizing Untapped Opportunities in China for U.S. SMEs” will be held on September 4th in Shanghai from 07:30–11:00 (UTC +8) at The Westin Bund Center. This half-day conference will focus on the promotion of trade support in China and the U.S. for small- and medium-sized enterprises interested in expanding into the China market. Speakers from both private and public organizations including the U.S. Foreign Commercial Service, China Council for the Promotion of International Trade Shanghai Sub-Council (CCPIT Shanghai) and China Council for the Promotion of International Trade Jiangsu Sub-Council (CCPIT Jiangsu) will be in attendance.

SSOE’s Rob Benedetti will participate in the panel discussion, “Seizing Opportunities for U.S. SMEs in China – Things you Need to Know”. Benedetti will lend his expertise to the panel, discussing site selection in China, opportunities in the vast China market, the importance of analysis and relationships, and why China has promising potential. In addition, he’ll discuss site selection success stories to demonstrate the evolving market, the importance of getting integrated and established in the right zones and locations given your business attributes, and key guidelines to follow for incoming SMEs into China.

To view the full press release and to learn more about this event, click here.

Imagination Station Hunger Awareness Event

Saturday, September 13th, 2014
Imagination Station
Toledo, Ohio

ProMedica, The Andersons, Hickory Farms, SSOE Group, and other local organizations will be partnering to co-host an event focused on raising awareness of hunger in our communities on Sat., Sept. 13 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. at the Imagination Station science center in Toledo. The Build to Beat Hunger includes a table building competition among youth participants from Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwestern Ohio, Boys and Girls Clubs of Toledo, and Girl Scouts of Western Ohio, using food donations from The Andersons.

Competition participants will be guided by an architect mentor from SSOE, and guidelines for the contest will include suggestions from the architects related to the strength, aesthetics, and functionality of the project. The build activity will take place from 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., with the winner being selected at 3 p.m.

During the event, visitors will be able to join in the build, too. Imagination Station staff will be on hand with kits to help visitors build their own table creations and share a photo of their creation on Instagram using the hashtag #CTTT2014 for a chance to win a prize. Visitors will also have a chance to learn more about hunger in our community and are also encouraged to bring nonperishable food items to donate.

The event coincides with Hunger Action Month and is part of ProMedica’s Come to the Table (CTTT) initiative to address hunger as a health issue. All donated food items will be donated to Seagate Foodbank of Northwest Ohio.

To learn more about this fall hunger awareness event and other information about Imagination Station, you may visit Imagination Station’s website at

MMEA 2014 Fall Conference

MMEAOctober 1-3, 2014
Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Bay City – Riverfront
Bay City, MI

SSOE’s power experts will be attending the 2014 MMEA Fall Conference. The Michigan Municipal Electric Association (MMEA) is Michigan’s trade group for municipally owned electric utilities. The MMEA provides its member cities with a host of services including semi-annual conferences, communication services, legislative services, legal assistance and educational seminars and training.

The 2014 Fall Conferences provides an opportunity for MMEA Members to attend educational seminars on the latest trends in industry; meet with public power officials from across the state to discuss current issues; and network with providers of products and services to the electric utility industry.

2014 AMP-OMEA Conference

2013 AMP/OMEA ConferenceOctober 27-30, 2014
Hilton Columbus
Columbus, Ohio

SSOE will be attending and exhibiting at the American Municipal Power (AMP) / Ohio Municipal Electric Association (OMEA) Conference to be held October 27-30, 2014 at the Hilton Columbus at Easton Hotel, in Columbus, Ohio. The conference attracts more than 450 elected officials, utility executives and staff from member communities, as well as AMP staff, consultants and Municipal Electric Partners (MEPs),

75th Conference on Glass Problems

glass-conferenceNovember 3-6, 2014
Greater Columbus Convention Center
Columbus, OH

To take place November 3-6, 2014 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center, the 75th GPC is the largest glass manufacturing conference in North America, attracting glass manufacturers and suppliers worldwide to exchange innovations and solutions. The conference provides 35 hours of technical education through expert lectures, panel discussions, and focused courses on topics, including glass melting, refractories, process control, emissions, and raw materials. A full-day technical symposium on Environmental Issues and Controls will be offered on the final day. SSOE will be hosting a hospitality suite in the “Bellows E” suite the evenings of November 3rd and 4th.

To view the full press release and to learn more about this conference, click here.